Blogger Alex Au has apologised to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for comments deemed as defamatory about the sale of computer systems used by town councils in his article, “PAP mis-AIMed, faces blowback”.
He said in a blog post on Saturday that he recognises that the article, when read with the comments or by themselves, meant or were understood to mean that Mr Lee was guilty of corruption in relation to the transaction between the PAP-run town councils and Action Information Management Pte Ltd.
He admitted and acknowledged that these allegations are false and completely without foundation.
Mr Au apologised unreservedly to Mr Lee for the distress and embarrassment these allegations have caused.
The article in question has also been taken down.
Mr Au’s apology came a day after he received a letter of demand from Mr Lee’s lawyers, asking him to remove the posts, as well as apologise on his site.